Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Thank you for your continued support / Terima kasih atas dukungan lanjutan Anda

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Silakan lanjutkan untuk mengirim berita band Anda kepada kami.

Kieran James aka Jack Frost, Collin Brophy, and other team members 
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kieran.james.94 [Kieran James].

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My Interview with Corey Athos, Vocalist from Blackened Death Metal Band from Florida, CA, USA - GOAT WITH A THOUSAND YOUNG

Hi bro welcome again on a spot on Busuk Webzine. Now you are in a new band now called Goats With A Thousand Young. Who came up with the band? Can you tell us who else is in the band and what part do they play?

First off I want to thank you Michael for the interview. It's much appreciated. Goat with a thousand young stems from the necronomicon, shub-niggurath, which means Black goat in the forest with a thousand young. Andrew is the bassist and primary song writer, Carlos is the lead guitarist, Tim is the second guitarist, Juan is the session drummer, and I am the vocalist/lyricist.

So how do you have time with this band and others. Is that right you are in 10 other bands or is that a rumour?

Yes I am in 10 different bands. I work on two at a time besides goat with a thousand young and flesh consumed. Those I work year around. Whatever your passion is you make time for it regardless if it's 5 min or 5 hours. The passion drives you!

Can you name all the bands you are in lol?

Fuck. Haha here we go.. Flesh consumed, goat..,hydrocephalic, slave to the underworld, ominous gatekeeper, endless misery, torturous, funeral rust, abyss.

Thanks bro, are you the vocalist in every band?

No, I play guitar, bass, program drums, and the songwriter for many of the bands as well as vocals of course.

Awesome bro so tell me about this split album Goat with a thousand young you are releasing with. When will the split be out for everyone to listen to?

Well the split is with an amazing band out of Houston, Texas named Uncleansed. It will be released on Ossuary Industries in which I've had the pleasure of working with Brian before. We are unsure of the release date at this moment but we are hitting the studio July 11th, so I'd say early September.
Tell me how do you write your lyrics? Do you have a brainstorm or you just doing something and or of a sudden something come into your head and say oh l must write this down.
I have a very creative, loose imagination so I sit down with a pad and paper until a theme pops in my head, usually takes about 15 min, some times immediately, sometimes in the car, etc. I write a lot of concept Lp and Eps, like the Goat With a Thousand Young split is actually concept EP. I am heavily inspired by HP Lovecraft, POE, and Clive Barker and also write short stories and poetry.

So how many songs will be on this split cd with Uncleansed?

Four songs and a possible intro and interlude, unsure of that yet.

Has Goat with a thousand youngs being doing shows in your area?

We are actually focusing on the Split at the moment,then working on a full length, by then we will have enough songs to perform shows, festivals, and tours.

Well make sure you book a spot over here in Australia and Indonesia try Soundwave here in Australia and Hammersonic in indonesia you know john would love to see you play in Indonesia one day.
Oh yeah, we would absolutely love to play and hang out with our friends in Indonesia. We love the bands, artists, zines, and fans that's come out of that country. Flesh Consumed was the last interview John RIP did and I wish I could have met him face to face. He was a good friend and insane influence on the death metal community.

Yes the last interview he published in Busuk Webzine which it is in his biography.

Oh wow, that's truly an honor to be in the same pages as John Yoedi.

What is the last cd you bought?

Bleeding Corpse - Condemned to Suffer.

Actually it was given to me by my friend Carl along with our friends DIgging Up.

Well that is good that you and Carl are still supporting bands. These days people are downloading for free these days.

I never download, I think the last time I downloaded music was skinless in 1999. I only buy music.

That is good. Well these days l just buy my music on iTunes.

Either way works.

Anyhow does Goats of a thousand young got any t-shirts produced yet? If not when will we be able to wear them and where can we buy them when they do come out?

We are actually printing four designs, posters and stickers with my friend Pur at Darkpath and possibly a shirt for the split with our friend Amy.

Awesome well let me know so I can get one.

Of course, my brother!
So are all the songs for the split cd ready to go.

The music is pretty much 100% written and the lyrics have been done for a couple months. We finish drums in the studio July 11th.

Now would you like to say anything bro to the readers out there?
I would like to thank you for one Michael for the killer interview and friendship. John Yoedi RIP without him this would not be possible, all my band mates, labels, Dee(artist), Pur, GF, friends, family, and especially the fans in Indonesia and other parts of the globe, and everyone forgotten.

Interview done on the 7th of May 2015 by Michael Mifsud.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

INTERVIEW: My interview with GORE INSTINCT (Kopo, South Bandung death-metal)

Bandung Death Metal City
Kieran James1: Hai, bisakah kamu menceritakan sejarah awal terbentuknya band kalian hingga sekarang? 
KJ2: Bagaimana respon orang-orang dengan mini album/album/demo band Kamu? 

Gore Instinct1 & 2: pada awal GI terbentuk sekitar 3 tahun lalu (di kota Bandung, Jawa Barat) tepatnya awal tahun 2011 (bulan maret) dengan nama awal VICTIM OF GORE dan beranggotakan 3 anak muda (pungky, miko, ikbal) kita sepakat untuk mulai memainkan musik ber-genre death metal dengan gaya slamming dan meraciknya dengan lebih brutal, setahun berjalan tepatnya pada tahun 2012 setelah adanya perundingan antar personil untuk merubah nama yang asalnya VICTIM OF GORE menjadi GORE INSTINCT dan kitapun mulai bersemagat dengan nama baru ini, mulai menggarap beberapa materi lagu tapi tak lama berselang miko sang gitaris memilih untuk resign meninggalkan band kamipun sempat fakum beberapa bulan hingga akhirnya menemukan novri sebagai pengganti miko di posisi gitar. Setelah berjalan lancar kita mulai membuat promotional demo kita yg pertama tepatnya bulan mei 2012 kita resmi merilis promotional demo 2012 kami yang berisikan 2 lagu tidak lama berselang kita mendapat pengisi posisi bass yaitu galih pratama tapi kembali mengundurkan diri karena harus melanjutkan pendidikandannya hingga akhirnya rezky masuk menggantikan galih, dan pada bulan oktober kita resmi bergabung dengan 2 label asal germany (morbid generation records & rebirth the metal production) untuk perilisan mini album kita yang pertama dan berisikan 5 lagu 1 instrumental. hingga akhirnya mini album kita rilis pada bulan mei 2013 banyak respon positif yang kami dapat dari para metalhead lokal hingga mancanegara terhadap mini album kami. Dan kamipun mulai banyak ikut berpartisipasi di berbagai compilation album dan split album dengan berbagai macam band di dalam hingga di luar negeri. Tapi kami harus kembali bongkar pasang personil setelah novri memberitahukan pengunduran dirinya (oktober 2013) yg dikarenakan tuntutan pekerjaan, kamipun tidak ambil pusing dengan merubah posisi rezky yang asalnya di posisi bass ke posisi gitar (mengganti novri) hingga tahun 2014 ini kita beranggotakan 3 personel dan mulai menggarap materi materi baru untuk merampungkan full album pertama kita yang insyallah rilis tahun depan. 

KJ3: Band apa yang paling berpengaruh bagi Kalian dalam bermain musik? 
GI3: banyak beberapa band dalam hingga luar negeri yang mempengaruhi kita dalam bermusik seperti Devourment, Internal Bleeding, Suffocation, Cerebral Incubation, Visceral Disgorge, Vomit Remnant dan masih banyak lagi musisi yang sangat berpengaruh bagi kami dalam bermusik. 

KJ4: Apa rencana kedepan kalian bersama band? 
GI4: rencana kita kedepannya dalam bermusik adalah ikut serta berpartisipasi di dunia underground khususnya di genre death metal/slamming, membuat karya-karya dalam bentuk karya lagu dan bermusik memberi alunan brutal untuk setiap penikmatnya. 

KJ5: Apakah lagu-lagu yang kalian buat menggunakan Bahasa Inggris dan Indonesia.  
GI5: semua lagu yang kita buat semua menggunakan bahasa inggris. 

KJ6: Apa yang kalian ceritakan dalam lirik-lirik yang kalian buat? 
GI6: setiap lirik yang di ciptakan kita menceritakan tentang kehidupan para "pekerja malam", pembunuhan, sedikit porno dan masih banyak lagi yg intinya horror dan kekejaman. 

KJ7: Mengapa kalian semua suka memainkan musik death-metal? 
GI7: kita suka memainkan musik death metal karena death metal mempunyai keunikannya masing masing seperti tekhnik vokalnya, tekhik guitarnya, hingga tekhnik drumnya yang unik yang belum pernah kita temui di jenis musik lain. 

KJ8: Kapan pertama kali kamu menjadi fans band metal? 
GI8: kita menjadi salah satu penggemar setia atau fans musik death metal sejak duduk di bangku sekolah menengah pertama (SMP). 

KJ9: Apa yang Kamu katakan kepada orang-orang yang bertanya mengapa Kamu memainkan musik bergaya barat? 
GI9: kenapa kamu suka memainkan musik berat? Karena di genre inilah kita lahir, di genre inilah yang membawa kita dikenal di kalangan underground dan di genre inilah kita berkarya dalam bermusik, inilah DEATH METAL. 

KJ10: Apakah para istri dan kekasih para personil kalian mendukung apa yang kalian kerjakan? 
GI10: oke sebelumnya kita memberitahukan bahwa di antara personil Gore Instinct belum ada yang berumah tangga/menikah. soal kekasih, mereka selalu mendukung aktifitas kita selagi itu positif. 

KJ11: Apakah hal-hal yang terbaik dan terburuk tentang komunitas di kota kalian? 
GI11: hal terbaik tentang komunitas di kota kami (Bandung) yaitu bangganya kami terlahir disini di kota yang penuh akan musisi death metal-nya ini hingga tidak sedikit orang mancanegarapun tau betapa banyaknya musisi underground yang di lahirkan di kota bandung bahakan di kota kota lain di Indonesia, dan hal burruknya di komunitas kami jelasnya death metal yaitu masih banyaknya pembajakan karya karya dari musisi lain seperti pembajakan lagu, artwork, bahkan merchandise band-band lokal pun kini banyak di bajak/diduplikat tanpa sepengetahuan sang pemilik hak cipta tersebut. 

KJ12: Rencana apa yang kalian buat bersama band untuk kedepannya? 
GI12: rencana kedepannya kita akan terus berkarya ikut berpartisipasi di dunia underground dengan genre death metal dan akan terus membuat alunan brutal untuk para metalhead. 

KJ13: Di acara apa kalian merasakan, itu stage yang berkesan? 
GI13: stage paling berkesan bagi kami adalah di event JAVANESE SLAMFEST karena itu pertama kalinya kami menginjakan kaki di kota Surabaya, Jawa Timur yang indah dengan metalhead yang respect terhadap scene lokalnya. PRIDE 

KJ14: Ada pesan untuk kawan kawan? 
GI14: pesan untuk kawan-kawan musisi teruslah berkarya dalam bidang yang kalian kerjakan/suka tanpa peduli orang disekitar yang membnci dan tidak mengerti apa yang kalian lakukan, dan untuk para metalhead pendengar teruslah memberi dukungan kepada musisi dan scene lokal di kota kalian, budayakanlah membeli kepingan fisik/CD tanpa mengunduh secara gratis jika kalian suka scene atau musisi tersebut karena sedikit support dari kalian adalah semangat besar bagi kami dalam berkarya di dunia underground khususnya dalam DEATH METAL. 

KJ15: OK, terima kasih banyak
GI15: terimakasih kembali dan salam hangat dari kami GORE INSTINCT, untuk semua pihak yang terkait dari BLACK HAMMER WEBZINE yang selalu mendukung scene lokal underground di negara kita Indonesia. PROUD! 

Band Contact: GoreInstinct@gmail.com

[by Kieran James]

[first published at Black Hammer Webzine and used with permission] 

Bandung Death Metal City, home to the biggest scene in Asia. On 24 February 2011, Man (vocalist of Jasad) told me that Bandung has 128 active death-metal bands. Respect!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

TRIBUTE: Rest in Peace, Mary Jane Kelly, 5th victim of Jack the Ripper, 9 November 1888

This is Duval Street (formerly Dorset Street) in East London, England today. The murder occurred around where the buildings start just between the second and third garage door on the right. At the time of the murder the street was about 7 metres further back than it is today. The building with the garage doors was constructed in 1929 as an extension to Spitalfields Market. The only old building visible here (at centre of the picture) was a women's night refuge in 1888 and is now part of the University of London. If you had been looking out of those windows in the early morning of 9 November 1888 you might have seen a murderer rushing silently out of Miller's Court and into the pages of history.

Mary's room from Miller's Court
At 10.45am on the morning of 9 November 1888, the retired Indian army officer Thomas Bowyer looked through the window of the tiny backroom of 13 Miller's Court which was actually the back room of 26 Dorset Street (now Duval Street), East London. He was there to collect outstanding rent from the 26-year-old Irish prostitute Mary Jane Kelly on behalf of the landlord John McCarthy who ran the chandler's (provision shop) next door to the front entry of Number 26. Next to 26 Dorset Street there was a narrow passageway around 7 metres long and 0.9 metres wide which opened up into a courtyard called Miller's Court. Mary Jane Kelly's bedroom door was the last door of Number 26 entering on to the passageway. Her two bedroom windows faced to the back and looked out over the courtyard. Thomas Bowyer got the shock of his life to see the mutilated body of Mary cut up with pieces on the bed and placed in various other locations around the room. Most of what we know about Mary came from her ex-lover Joseph Barnett who separated from her only about a week before the murder. It has been impossible to trace Mary through existing records and her relatives never came to the funeral. Barnett said that she was married very young to a miner in Wales called Davies or Davis who was killed in a mine accident. She then moved to Cardiff with a cousin before drifting to the West End of London and later to the East End. If the story is true she would have arrived in London around 1884. She is widely believed to have been the fifth victim of Jack the Ripper, whose last killings (Elizabeth Stride and Catharine Eddowes) were on 30 September 1888. Jack was never caught and his real name was never known.

Miller's Court passageway
One interesting fact about the murder of Mary is that Mrs Caroline Maxwell and Maurice Lewis both claimed to see Mary alive and well between 8.30am and 10.15am. In Mrs Maxwell's case she even claimed to talk to Mary who complained to her about being "the worst for drink" and pointed to some vomit on the sidewalk. However, this testimony remains a mystery as the doctors believed Mary to have been killed around 2am to 8am. In the movie "From Hell" (2001), starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham, Mary is not killed and instead she escapes to Ireland and lives in a house by the sea, a great escape from the poverty and depression of the East End of London. This story is not impossible as Mary's body was so mutilated that Barnett may have been wrong and it might have been another woman killed in her place as it was known that she allowed other prostitutes to share her room. Mary came to the big city full of hopes and dreams but in the end the city killed her. To an Irish beauty who died far from home in a grimy room in East London (or maybe not), this is our tribute to you [by Jack Frost].
The Ten Bells Pub on the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street (now Church Street), Spitalfields, which was a favourite haunt of Mary Jane Kelly. The pub still functions today under the same name. This picture was taken in 2001.
This is a famous picture of the most dangerous street in London, Dorset Street, which appears in Jack London's 1902 book The People of the Abyss.
Duval Street today (2006) looking east towards Commercial Street

CONCERT REVIEW: Stigmata Promotions, by Collin Brophy, 9/11/2014

DAEMON PYRE (Sydney Death Metal)
Venue: The Valve Bar (Underground) Sydney.

Date: 25th October 2014

Guest includes: The Schoenberg Automaton, Hadal Maw, Daemon Pyre, Grim Demise and Autolysis.

I left work and headed for the city, met up with some mates, and we made our way to The Valve Bar. I arrived around 30 minutes prior to the doors being opened. I walked around, spoke to numerous band members, and had a few cold beers. Before the doors opened, the band members could be seen bringing all their gear in and setting up for the night. Everyone waiting was pumped for an awesome night of serious metal.

The doors opened just after 8pm, there were quite a few people already inside the venue, and for only $10.00 for 5 very quality Australian metal bands, who could argue. Out of the 5 bands, I had only seen 3 of them before. I have only heard the other two, Autolysis and Hadal Maw, on YouTube, so I was very much looking forward to seeing them live tonight.

Tonight the promoter of this brilliant gig, Stigmata Promotions, decided to do something very different.  They set up a big screen up against the side wall and played 3 cult horror movies (Dawn of the Dead, Halloween and Hellraiser) on repeat throughout the whole gig, and everyone loved it. It was crazy how some of the vocals and the movie images on the screen managed to coincide with each other, which made the experience even better. I had to laugh when a female fan was getting right into the music and when she turned around, she saw a scene from Hellraiser, and screamed … in tune to the music.  It couldn’t have been timed any better.  This was one of the best local gigs I have been to in a while, and by the reactions of the crowd, I wasn’t the only one who thought the same.

Autolysis (Newcastle, NSW, Australia)
Band Members: Adam – Guitar, Legion – Bass, Mitch – Guitar, Dave – Vocals, Macca – Drums.

Genre: Extreme Metal.

Set List: 1. Deacidal, 2. Total Desa, 3. Drill, 4. Cradle, 5. Death Walker, 6. Enslaved, 7. Autopsy, 8. Malignant.

Tonight was my introduction to the slaughter machine that is Autolysis. These guys were tight, hard and fast, with sick riffs from the guitarist. The drummer was awesome, some very fast drumming and he never missed a beat. The bassist was a beast of a man, who beat the crap out of his bass and ended up braking the strings, not once but twice. The vocalist was non-stop, up and down and back and forth.  He was very energetic, with amazing vocal skills. His growls went perfectly to the horror movies playing on the screen in the background. I very much enjoyed these guys set. I’d like to see these guys again, but this was Mitch’s last ever show with Autolysis and this could quite possibly be Autolysis’ last show ever, as they are struggling to find anyone to replace Mitch’s awesome guitarist skills … Or if they found another drummer, then Macca could play the guitar for Autolysis. We at Busuk Webzine wish Mitch and the other band members of Autolysis all the best in their future endeavours … we hope you find someone soon.

Grim Demise (Newcastle, NSW, Australia)

Band Members: Wretched – Vocals, Pendo - Lead Guitars, Mungo – Bass, Silence - Rhythm Guitars, Dave – Drums.

Genre: Blackened Death / Thrash / Australian Metal

Set List: 1. The cursed, 2. Evil, 3. Forgotten, 4. Decay, 5. Abandon, 6. Left with nothing, 7. Wretched, 8. Harvest.

I haven’t seen Grim Demise for a few months now and I was looking forward to seeing them and hearing some new tunes. Not use to seeing these guys play on a small stage, as they are very energetic and like to spread out, but it was great to be up close and personal.  It was good to see Wretched back up and smashing out tunes after having surgery and titanium rods/pins inserted in his right arm/hand.  You could tell that he was in a bit of pain by the way he kept swapping the mic from right to left hand, but there was no way that the pain was going to stop the metal machine that is Grim Demise from playing a great set.  The drummer was brilliant, as was the bassist and guitarist. While they smashed out their own style of metal, it suited the horror movie being played on the screen, Dawn of the Dead. Grim Demise just gets better and better every time I see them, and tonight was no exception. They’ve introduced some new music, which is heavy, fast and brutal. The crowd definitely liked the new music as well. With a new album on the horizon, things are looking up for Grim Demise.  We here at Busuk Webzine would like to wish Wretched a speedy recovery from his injury and look forward to seeing these guys in the future.

Daemon Pyre (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Band Members: Sam Rilatt – Vocals, Andrew Lilley – Guitar, Simon Tattam – Guitar, Nathan Crofts – Drums, TBA – Bass.

Genre: Melodic Death Metal.

Set List:

This was the first time I had seen Daemon Pyre, formally known as, As Silence Breaks, since they changed their name earlier this year. I was really looking forward to see these guys tonight, as I have been a huge fan of theirs for quite some time now. From the moment they started until the very last note, Daemon Pyre were brilliant. With a new band member, who has only been with them for a short while, they played like they have been playing together for years. Changing their name and with a whole new attitude DP were brutal. They have matured so much as a band together and it showed in their performance. Playing their new music was a massive hit with the crowd who loved it all. DP has a heavier, nastier sound then when they were ASB. There whole persona as a band has changed and I think it’s for the better. A new name, attitude and focus has definitely worked for DP and with their debut album due out before the end of the year, it looks like next year is going to be huge for all in involved in DP. We at Busuk Webzine wish DP all the best with their new album and the launch once the album is released.

Hadal Maw (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Band Members: Aaron Grice – Vocals, Nick Rackham – Guitar, Ben Boyle – Guitar, Jim Luxford – Bass, Rob Brens – Drums.
Genre: Death Metal

Set List: 1.Sure man, 2.Dissent, 3.Aetas De Morior, 4,Invisible Eye, 5.Hypnoguise, 6.Altar of Ire, 7.Corridors, 8.Obsequia, 9.The Lurid, 10.Coil, 11.From the Mouths of Monsters.

A week before the gig I did a search on YouTube to see if I could hear a sample of Hadal Maw, as I had never heard them before.  I came to the realisation that I have been missing out on one very talented and brutal band. These guys don’t muck around.  They got straight into their set and it was full throttle from the start to finish of non stop death metal. It was inspiring. The drummer was relentless on the skins and his drum kit copped a beating and a half. The bassist was brilliant, the guitarist smashed out some sick riffs as well and the vocalist was an amazing front man, who commanded your attention. This was Hadal Maw’s album launch and by the look of it at the end of the night, they had won over many new fans with their assault on their ear drums. Now I know exactly what I have been missing out on and I definitely can’t wait to see them again.

The Schoenberg Automaton (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Band Members: Nelson Barnes - Drums, Jake Gerstle - Vocals, Shayne Johnson - Guitar, Zimi Shabanay - Bass, Damien Boorman - Guitar,
Genre: Technical / Abstract Death Metal

Set List: 1. Stopping a God Midsentence, 2. Ghost of Mirach, 3. The Woodhouse Sakati Syndrome, 4. Lost City of Embers (New), 5. All Roads Lead to Rome, 6. The Fragile Ones (New), 7. The Worm Engine, 8. Where are We, In a Cube?, 9. Vengeance (New).

I didn’t want to miss seeing these guys, as it was TSA’s last Sydney gig before leaving “The land down under” as they are relocating to Canada. I last saw these guys when they supported Aborted in June 2014 in Sydney, and tonight there was a good crowd ready for a great set and to see them off in style. I have been looking forward to catching up with TSA before they relocated to Canada to try there luck over there. TSA were awesome tonight. They played their hearts out to a very grateful crowd. It was great to be able to chat to the guys before their set and to personally wish them all the best in Canada. By the time they were ready to play, the crowd had gathered and everyone was anticipating a great set. The guys in TSA didn’t disappoint. Easily one of their best sets I’ve seen them play in Sydney. They gave their all in this performance and by the end of their set, they had absolutely demolished the Value Bar. No-one wanted to see them finish because they knew they weren’t going to see them again for a long time.  I am going to miss seeing TSA, as are a lot of other fans. The Canadians won’t know what hit them once TSA have moved over there. Busuk Webzine would like to wish the whole TSA family all the best and we hope that you guys enjoy your time in Canada and hope it all goes well for you all.  The Aussie Metal Scene is going to miss you, but know you will be working hard over there representing the Australian Metal Music Industry and will do us proud.  Hope to see you guys touring back here soon.

[By Collin Brophy for Busuk Webzine.]